During the development of the Tiger II, both Henschel and Porsche designed chassis. The Henschel model was selected as the final design, leaving Porsche with 90 unwanted chassis. It was decided that they would be used to create a new assault gun with 200mm frontal armour and carrying the 88mm gun. On March 19th 1943 the new Ferdinand was presented to Hitler. When faced with enemy armour the results were devastating, Ferdinands from sPzJagAbt 653 reportedly destroyed over 300 Soviet tanks for the loss of just 13 vehicles. If deployed behind the lines in a static role, with close infantry support, the Ferdinand was unbeatable.
The model is incredibly detailed and comes with a range of stowage, fuel cans, spare tracks and a commander.